SSL News

Digital Certificates: Do They Work?

December 23, 2007

Jeff Atwood, on his Coding Horrors website, posts about Digital SSL certificates bringing up several criticisms. However, his arguments appear to be very weak.

SSL Certificate: Why Verify Domain Ownership?

December 16, 2007

Verifying that the person you are issuing a certificate to is the owner of the domain name included in the certificate is (or should be) a high priority for all certificate authorities. This is made clear in the wake of DNS poisoning incidents.

Shopping for the right SSL: What are the options?

December 9, 2007

Justin Fielding posted about the different SSL certificate options including Extended Validation, SGC, standard SSL, and domain-validated SSL and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Overstock.com EV SSL Certificate Case Study

December 9, 2007

VeriSign published a case study analyzing how EV SSL Certificates have decreased Overstock.com's shopping cart abandon rate by 8.6%.

150 Million VeriSign Seals Viewed on Cyber Monday

December 9, 2007

150 Million VeriSign Seals Viewed on Cyber Monday demonstrating the increase of e-commerce.

How Do Security Measures Boost Conversion?

December 9, 2007

An article discussed how taking security measures on your web site can increase conversion.

VeriSign touts EV SSL features in Firefox 3 and IE 7

December 9, 2007

After a serious problem with site seal misuse was reported, The Inquirer reports on how VeriSign is touting the new EV SSL Certificates.

How To Configure SSL Host Headers in IIS 6

December 8, 2007

If you have more than one SSL enabled website using the same IP address you may need to configure SSL Host Headers. This tutorial will walk you through the process.

Merchant Risk Council Recommends Extended Validation SSL Certificates

November 25, 2007

The Merchants Risk Council, whose mission statement is to "to make the internet a preferred place to shop and sell", is recommending that e-commerce sites adopt extended validation certificates in place of their current SSL certificates.

Root Certificate Programs

November 25, 2007

G-Loaded wrote about how certificate authorities get their root certificates embedded in web browsers so that they are automatically trusted.